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  • Diane Black Interview with Opportunity Lives: A Better Way for Health Care and the Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – On Wednesday, Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black sat down with John Hart from Opportunity Lives to discuss repealing and replacing Obamacare and the committee’s priorities for the coming year. Below is a summary of their conversation. You can see the full video here. On Obamacare repeal: “For me, I can see a better way for people – obviously our conference can. We want to repeal something that’s not working [immediately] and make it a more patient-centered system for folks. A... Read more

  • Statement from Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black on Confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement on the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney as OMB Director: “Mick Mulvaney has been a tireless advocate for a sustainable budget that reduces the national debt. I enjoyed a close, working relationship with him while he was in the House of Representatives and look forward to that relationship continuing. I am confident he will be a great partner in the White House as we work towards a balanced budget.” Read more

  • Diane Black Interview with Opportunity Lives: From Humble Roots to Making a Difference in Health Care Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Yesterday, House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black sat down with John Hart from Opportunity Lives to discuss her personal story and how reforming health care inspired her to serve in Congress. Below is a summary of their conversation. You can see the full video here. On her personal story: “I’m blessed to have two great parents – depression era parents. My parents, neither one of them had more than a 9th grade education…we lived in public housing until I was about four and a... Read more

  • 10 Things to Know About Chairman Diane Black
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    1. As the first female chairman of the House Budget Committee, Diane is working to protect the American dream because she has lived it herself. She spent the first years of her life in public housing before her parents moved to the modest home they live in today. They are pictured here in 2015. 2. In high school, Diane (pictured here) was determined to become the first member of her family to earn a college degree. She credits her high school guidance counselor and mentor, Mr. Richard Whiting, ... Read more

  • Statement from Diane Black on Designation as House Budget Committee Chairman
    Posted in Press Releases on February 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Diane Black released the following statement on her designation by the House Republican Steering Committee as Chairman of the House Budget Committee: “I’m honored that my colleagues have put their trust in me to lead the House Budget Committee. As a small business owner, a nurse and most importantly, a wife, mother, and grandmother, I’m committed to putting conservative principles into action to bring real change that helps Tennesseans and the American people. We hav... Read more

  • Statement from Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black on Confirmation of HHS Secretary Tom Price
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Interim House Budget Committee Chairman Diane Black released the following statement on the confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services: “I applaud the Senate for voting to confirm Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services. His experience as a physician and his commitment to patient-centered reform make him the best choice to lead the Department during this period. Dr. Price did an excellent job as chairman of the House Budget Committee, where I w... Read more

  • Obamacare Has Created Fewer Health Care Choices for Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Millions of Americans are suffering from the consequences of Obamacare, including higher premiums and poor quality of care. But one of the most significant negative consequences is the stunning lack of health care choices for American consumers. Competition drives down the price of health insurance and the system created by Obamacare stifles competition. In five states, there is only one insurance provider on the exchange available to consumers. And according to the Heritage F... Read more

  • Economic Growth is Key to Reducing Deficits
    Posted in Press Releases on February 8, 2017 | Preview rr

    Last month’s report from the Congressional Budget Office gave a forward-looking projection of the nation’s economic growth rate and fiscal outlook, and it painted a bleak picture. The chart below illustrates that after a few years of slightly declining deficits under current law, the next decade will see deficits rise significantly – hitting $1.4 trillion by 2027. One of the best ways to lower the deficit is growing the economy. According to CBO, for every 0.1 percentage point of higher real eco... Read more

  • A Pro-Growth Budget is Needed to Help Americans Succeed
    Posted in Press Releases on February 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook. What’s clear from the report is that economic growth is subpar and that’s hurting millions of Americans. During the hearing, Chairman Diane Black told the story of Chris from her district who is looking for work, and she stated why it’s so important to develop pro-growth policies in the budget that will help people succeed. Chairman Black said: “To compound th... Read more

  • Black Opening Statement: Hearing on CBO's Budget and Economic Outlook
    Posted in Speeches and Statements on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    As prepared for delivery – House Budget Committee Interim Chairman Diane Black Good morning, and thank you, everyone for being here. We’re holding this hearing today to discuss the Congressional Budget Office’s Budget and Economic Outlook – which gives us ten-year projections of our spending, national debt, and how the economy is going to perform over the next decade. The report forms the cornerstone of the work we do here at the House Budget Committee, and I want to thank everyone at CBO for al... Read more